Did you know that soundproof curtains are specially designed and manufactured to reduce noise? If your room has the misfortune to face a road with unbearable day and night traffic, the most effective way is to switch to soundproof Windows. However, on a much lower budget, you can significantly improve this nightmare simply by replacing your curtains with soundproof curtains.
With this type of soundproof curtain, they will not only protect you from the sun’s rays entering your room, but also help you gain more peace and quiet through noise reduction during your daily activities. Whether in your room or your baby’s room, in your home office, in your studio, etc., you can use them. Obviously, they come in different sizes, colors and designs.
These curtains are made of materials that absorb noise, vibration or sound. They work like a big sponge, absorbing sound waves and converting them into energy.
Noise screens are designed and manufactured not only to mask the sun’s rays, but also to reduce noise, sound, vibration and echo.
These are the 4 main functions that make them noise cancelling curtains:
They are made of acoustic materials that absorb sound waves.
The thickness of a noise cancelling curtain is thought to absorb noise, so it is usually thicker than a regular curtain.
Soundproofing curtains are denser than regular curtains, which means they’re heavier.
By design and manufacture, the noise screen consists of several layers, which make it possible to stop the sound and absorb it.
The combination of features: noise resistance, thickness, density (quality) and design material is why this type of curtain manages to isolate the room from sound and noise.
In fact, any type of acoustic product/material that focuses on noise reduction or blocking essentially has special combinations of these four elements shown here.
For your reference, we must avoid any confusion between the two terms. Sound absorption and blocking are two very different things.
Sound absorption occurs when acoustic materials are used. For this type of curtain, use materials such as polyester, suede, velvet, microfiber, and synthetic fabrics.
Sound waves travel through the air, and when they reach the curtain of the noise-reducing material, they are absorbed and converted into energy.
The absorption efficiency depends on the materials, their thickness and density. To sum up, “quality” is one of the key factors in the manufacture of acoustic materials. It is worth mentioning that the more layers, the better the noise reduction effect. For example, in the case of Windows, just as regular Windows do not have the same effect as double glazing, this also applies to curtains. In addition to acting as a barrier to the sun’s rays, curtains also act as a barrier to absorb noise.
In particular, these elements enable curtains to better perform their function of reducing noise or sound.
When looking for curtains, note that the material used to make soundproof curtains is essential so that they can achieve their purpose of absorbing sound waves. It is recommended to use curtains made of one of the above materials. In the textile industry, curtains are considered to be the best material for noise reduction.
To make the soundproofing screen as effective as possible, it is recommended to purchase a noise screen larger than the space to be covered. That is, the wider they are, the more acoustical material they can provide, which will help sound waves dissipate more easily on contact.
If possible, add an extra curtain to the noise curtain based on the principle of the more layers absorbing noise. That is, noise-canceling curtains behind the curtains, which will improve efficiency. A white curtain or matching color is usually worn on the back.
With these curtains, the noise in your room will be less noticeable. True, in some cases they are not enough, but they can be a great help to you.